Landscape Conservation Zone Information Sessions

An aerial view of Kingborough taken from a helicopter over Kingston

Kingborough Council will host information sessions over two dates for community members about the proposed Landscape Conservation Zone (LCZ).

Kingborough Mayor, Paula Wriedt said the Tasmanian Government is moving all Councils to a single Planning Scheme, known as the Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

“In Kingborough, we are moving from 33 existing zones to 30 new zones, and implementing a suite of new codes,” Cr Wriedt said.

“One of the new zones which has not existed before is the Landscape Conservation Zone.

“Some Councils have already converted to new Tasmanian Planning Scheme, some are in the process of engaging communities about it and some, like Kingborough, are still busy finalising the zoning and are yet to be given approval by the State Government to start a formal consultation with the community about the proposed changes.

“Although Kingborough has not been given the go ahead to start formal consultation by the State Government, some community members have expressed a need to receive more information about the Landscape Conservation Zone.

“Due to the heightened interest in this zone change, Council wants to provide an opportunity for community members to come and talk to Council’s Planners about the new zone and the process going forward.

“Information sessions will be held over two dates to discuss the Landscape Conservation Zone with Council Planning staff.

“The first sessions will be at Margate Hall, on Tuesday 21 February from 5.30 to 7.30pm, and the second ones on Friday 24 February from 12pm to 2pm at the Kingborough Community Hub, Middleton room.

“Individual 15-minute appointments with a Council Planning Officer can be booked by property owners who think they may be affected by the LCZ.

“If anyone is unable to attend these public sessions, they can contact Council’s Customer Service team to make an appointment outside of these dates.

“There will be further consultation at a later date, but these two sessions are being offered now to provide the community with an additional opportunity to talk to our Planning staff.

To book please visit Council website and follow the prompts.